30 Reasons to Ride Capitol Corridor During Transit Month

August 24, 2023

Celebrate Transit Month this September and ride Capitol Corridor. Whether you’re traveling for work or planning that next weekend trip, taking the train is seamless, sustainable, and fun. While no doubt there are many more, here are 30 reasons to book a trip! 

Comfortrelaxing on the Capitol Corridor train

1| Spacious, comfy seating
Our coach cars offer spacious seating with head and footrests. Sit back. Relax. Let us do the driving!

2| Tables
Each car has social seating areas with tables and seats with pull-down trays, giving riders room to work, eat, and play games while on the train.

3| Quiet Car
For those who crave morning solitude, we designateQuiet Cars on select weekday morning trains where you can experience a peaceful, chat-free commute.

4| Ride with a view
Enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the San Francisco Bay or stunning sunrises over the Suisun Marsh through Capitol Corridor’s large, scenic-friendly windows.

On-board Experience

Cafe car attendee serving wine to train rider

5| Free Wi-Fi
Whether you’re in work mode, gaming, or scrolling through your social feeds, we have complimentary Wi-Fito keep you connected while using any Wi-Fi enabled device. Did we mention you can stream 10 free movies on your device? 

6| Outlets at every seat
Need to charge your device? Save your battery by using our electrical, surge-protected outlets instead. They are available at seats on both levels of the train. 

7| Bathrooms on board
You won’t find a restroom in your car on other mass transit systems. We equip all coach cars with wheelchair accessible restrooms, so there’s no need to interrupt your travel with bathroom breaks. 

8| Café Car
Hungry or thirsty? Our Café Caroffers snacks, fresh meals, and beverages you can enjoy while you travel. 

9| Drink specials
Not only is the Café Car home to all kinds of goodies, but seasonal drink specials are also offered, from wine and beer to unique cocktails!

10| Secure bike storage
Trains have two “bike cars” to securely hold about a dozen bikes, along with luggage and other large items. Each train car also has bike racks on the lower level. Most stations have secure, enclosed, and affordableBikeLink eLockers.

11| Cleanliness
Riders can breathe cleaner air because each rail car has a dedicated system that fully exchanges air multiple times an hour and filters are replaced frequently. Our trains, buses, and stations have hand sanitizer dispensers and disinfectant wipes for passenger and employee use.

12| Accessibility
All Capitol Corridor trains welcome passengers with special needs. Our trains and stations are wheelchair-accessible and allow service animals.


BART Station

13| Car-free connections
Leave the car at home. Capitol Corridor connects with BART, Caltrain, SF Muni, and the SF Bay Ferry. We’ve also extended our service route with dedicated bus connections to Lake Tahoe, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and other great Nor Cal destinations. 

14| Free Transit Transfers
Our Transit Transfer program provides connections to local bus and light rail systems in most of the communities we serve, so with a little planning you can travel to your destinations completely car-free! 

Cool Destinations

Jack London Square Walking Tour

15| Sacramento history
Train buffs get a double dose of train delight by riding Capitol Corridor to Sacramento Station to enjoy the exhibits at the California State Railroad Museum and explore California’s Gold Rush history in Old Sacramento.

16| Museums
There’s a wealth of interactive and engaging museums along our route. From fine art and historical artifacts to sports memorabilia and state-of-the-art technology, we connect you to an array of cultural options such as the Crocker Museum, Legion of Honor, Oakland Museum of California, and the San Jose Museum of Art! 

17| Oakland Jack London Square
Foodies can savor mouthwatering dishes served in aplethora of eateries well within walking distance of the Jack London Square Station. 

18| Public Market in Emeryville
Prefer a shorter walk to great food options? Emeryville’sPublic Market is the spot for you, boasting over 20 different food artisans all under one roof and is an easy stroll from the Emeryville Station.

19| Science stops
If you love STEM, there are transit connections from our stations to the San Francisco Exploratorium, San Jose’s Children’s Discovery, and The Tech Interactive. 

20| Berkeley 4th Street shops
For avid shoppers, our Berkeley Station stop is conveniently located adjacent to Berkeley’s 4th Street shopping area, a district with trendy, upscale boutiques for clothing and home goods.

21| World-class universities
We have connections to dozens of schools in Northern California, like UC Davis, UC Berkeley, San Jose State University, and Santa Clara University.Plus, students can join our Stride On Board program and save up to 25% on their fare


22| San Francisco 49ers & Cal Bears football
Football fans can ride our trains to NFL day games at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara or NCAA games at California Memorial Stadium at UC Berkeley. 

23| Sacramento Kings basketball
Golden 1 Center is a 10-minute walk from the Sacramento Station, making Capitol Corridor a quick and convenient option to watch the Kings and other NBA teams play basketball.

24| A’s baseball
Enjoy the ballgame and ditch parking fees by using Capitol Corridor instead of driving! The Oakland-Alameda Coliseum is an easy 4-minute walk from our Oakland Coliseum Station. 

25| Entertainment
Ride Capitol Corridor to day events at Levi’s Stadium, Oakland-Alameda Coliseum and Oakland Arena, Golden 1 Center, or Chase Center to avoid parking hassles and fees. 

. . . and more reasons to love the Capitol Corridor!

Feet with Capitol Corridor branded socks

26| Friendly and helpful on-board staff
Conductors and Café Car attendants are courteous and helpful, providing superior customer service.

27| Deals and promotions
Who doesn’t love to save money? Capitol Corridor riders can take advantage of our many seasonal deals and everyday discounts. 

28| We’re social!
From Instagram to TikTok, to onboard Cappy Hour events, we enjoy sharing trip ideas, train info, and offers with our rail community. 

29| Branded merch
Capitol Corridor and BART partnered to introduce Rail Goods, the one-stop-shop for cool transit-themed merch. Rail fans can buy Capitol Corridor branded  items, like plush toy trains, stickers, pins, fun socks, and much more!  

30| Cute mascots
Speaking of plush toys, our last (but not least) fun reason to choose Capitol Corridor are our super-cute mascots – Cappy and Cori – who not only help us promote special events, but their adorability puts the aww, in awesome!

Train Service Adjustments for Beyoncé Concert 8/30/23

August 15, 2023

Due to the Beyoncé concert at Levi’s Stadium on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, here are the following adjustments:

  • Expect more riders than usual on Trains 541/543. Please consider taking an earlier train to minimize crowding onboard if you have flexibility in your schedule.
  • Train 548 is CANCELLED. Passengers are advised to take Train 546 or earlier trains if you have flexibility in your schedule.

Service Alerts:
Sign up for Capitol Corridor service alerts! Subscribers can sign up for Weekday and/or Weekend Service Alerts through Email/ SMS here: http://capitolcorridor.org/news-alerts/

Ticket Change and Flexibility
The Capitol Corridor is an unreserved service with flexible ticket options. This flexibility means that your ticket is valid for travel up to a year from the original travel date and allows you to change travel dates and or trains using your original ticket. No ticket changes are required under these conditions should your travel plans change. Restrictions do apply to tickets purchased using promotions. Please review promotions for full details.)

Take the Capitol Corridor to see Beyoncé at Levi’s® Stadium on 8/30!

Hey BeyHive, we are offering special service to the Beyoncé Renaissance World Tour at Levi’s® Stadium just for you! Skip the traffic and parking hassles by riding the train—we’ve got FREE Wi-Fi, a Café Car, restrooms, and comfy seats. Ticketed passengers should give themselves at least 15 minutes to get to the station after the concert.  Please always stay behind the yellow line.

For the return trip, please make your way close to the exit doors prior to the arrival at the next station. Trains do not remain in the station for long, so you will need to be ready to offboard upon arrival at your destination.

Santa Clara – Great America (GAC) station arrivals and departures

Beyoncé Special Train Schedule

Date Show Start Show End (estimated) Westbound Train # and Arrival (to Levi’s Stadium) Eastbound Train # and Departure (to Sacramento)
Wednesday, 8/30/23 8:00pm 11:00pm Train 543 arrives GAC at 5:05PM Train 550 departs GAC at 11:59PM


Fare and Discounts
The Capitol Corridor has several discounts available to passengers, including   Friends & Family, Student Discounts and more! Visit the Deals & Promotions page for booking details.

Book travel to Levi’s® Stadium (GAC) at www.capitolcorridor.org.

Planning Your First Trip on the Capitol Corridor?
Whether you are organizing a fun trip for yourself, commuting to work, or considering taking the Capitol Corridor to concerts and sporting events, here are some tips on how to ensure smooth and stress-free trip!

Sacramento Station Parking
Please note the Sacramento Station Parking Lot/Old Sacramento Garage has limited space and requires a short walk (at least 15 minutes) between the parking lot and platform. Follow the signs and walk to the train platform to board.  Please proceed from the Sacramento Station building to the boarding platform and be ready to board 10 minutes prior to train departure. More information here


August 10, 2023

Oakland, CA, August 10, 2023 – Beyoncé fans can take Capitol Corridor trains directly to Levi’s® Stadium for her only Northern California “Renaissance World Tour” date this summer on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 

Concert goers can take advantage of Capitol Corridor’s Friends and Family Half-Fare promotion, buy one adult full-fare ticket and save 50% on up to five companion fares. So, leave the car behind and join the BeyHive onboard the train. Sit back and enjoy the onboard amenities that include FREE Wi-Fi, spacious restrooms, comfortable seats, and a Café Car, with specialty beverages 

 Levi’s Stadium ® Beyoncé Concert Train Schedule
Santa Clara – Great America (GAC) station arrivals and departures




Concert Starts 


Concert Ends (estimated) 


Westbound Train (To Levi’s Stadium) 


Eastbound Train
(To Sacramento)                           

Wednesday 8/30/23   8:00pm  11:00 pm Train #543 arrives GAC at 5:05pm Train #550 departs GAC at 11:59pm 

Capitol Corridor has adjusted the return schedule to accommodate concert goers. The special train will depart the station at 11:59 p.m. For more information about the Friends and Family Half-Fare promotion, visit the website.  

The next scheduled concert train to/from Levi’s ® Stadium is Ed Sheeran on Sept. 16, 2023, visit the website for more information.  For train updates, sign up for Capitol Corridor service alerts through email/SMS text @RideCCRail.com 

About CCJPA and the Capitol Corridor®`
Managed by the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), the Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service connecting the most economically vibrant urban centers in Northern California – from Sacramento to Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. With free Wi-i Fi on board, Capitol Corridor trains provide a convenient, reliable, and comfortable alternative to the congested I-80, I-680, and I-880 freeways for more than 700,000 passengers a year. For more information, visit www.capitolcorridor.org 


Vernaé Graham, Capitol Corridor  

Email: [email protected] 

Minor Delays between Oakland Coliseum and Fremont Stations 8/9-8/28

August 8, 2023

Starting August 9, 2023, Union Pacific Railroad will be replacing the road crossing pads at Washington Ave in the City of San Leandro. This important track work is scheduled to be completed by August 28, 2023, and may cause delays of up to 15 mins to trains that are traveling between Oakland Coliseum and Fremont stations.

Thank you for your patience.